2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV

MSRP $22,195

Ranked #8 in Midsize Suv

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 14, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is a 6-seater, 3-row full-size SUV that does 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds and hits the quarter-mile mark in 11.5 seconds. Yes, you read that right. It achieves these numbers with the help of an engine that churns out 710 horses. Yes, you read that right again. The Dodge Durango SRT is a bonkers package and is an SUV like none other. You’d expect this one to be priced quite high but no, this thing comes at just a shade over $80000. With that power and around that price tag, there’s just one other SUV and it’s the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk which is its platform sibling, both these SUVs have no equivalent rivals. 

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Pros

Low price tag considering the power that it makes

Super quick on the straight line

Spacious interior

Cons

Terrible fuel economy

Scant safety equipment

What's New?

The Durango SRT Hellcat is a carryover model for 2022


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22195

bodystyle

4dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$22,195 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV in Billet Clearcoat color
Billet Clearcoat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The only other SUVs that come closer to them in terms of power and price are the BMW X5 M50i and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic. On paper, the Durango SRT Hellcat looks like an irresistible package. However, in reality, it comes with its downsides as well. So should you be buying the SRT Hellcat? Should the monstrous 700 hp, full-size SUV be your next buy? We find that out in this in-depth review of the 2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat.


7.5/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV Features

7.5/10

There’s just one trim on offer with the 2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. The SRT Hellcat is the ultra-powerful variant of the humble Durango full-size SUV. Prices for the super SUV start at $81500. As standard, it gets features like 20-inch machined alloy wheels with dark pockets, Nappa leather upholstery, Dual-zone automatic climate control, a 9-speaker Alpine sound system, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display.

Models

Durango SRT Hellcat

MSRP (AWD)

$80,995

Key Features

20-inch machined alloy wheels with dark pockets

 

Front lip spoiler

 

Powered liftgate

 

12-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats

 

Nappa leather upholstery

 

Heated, leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

The 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display

 

9-speaker Alpine sound system

 

SiriusXM satellite radio

Which trim should you buy?

There’s just one trim on offer with the SRT Hellcat and hence the buying process gets simple and easy when it comes to buying a Dodge SRT Hellcat. Apart from offering a modern features list, it also comes with some additional features like an optional rear-seat entertainment system, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and a Blacktop package that offers black-painted wheels with blacked-out exterior trim.

Release date:

The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is expected to arrive at the nearest dealerships by the second quarter of 2021.

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is equipped with a massive 6.2 liter, supercharged, V8 engine that is mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The engine churns out a bonkers 710 horses and 640 lb-ft of torque and those are crazy numbers for a full-size, 3 row SUV. This thing smokes the track and would put some sports cars to shame. On the drag strip, the 710 horses shoot the SUV to cover the quarter-mile distance in just 11.5 seconds. 

This SUV hits the 60 mph mark in just 3.5 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 180 mph. Not just that, this SUV can also tow up to 8700 lbs. The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat has a crazy powertrain and those are just mad performance numbers. The exhaust has a loud grunt and the large supercharger has a very unique whine and the orchestra is an absolute joy to the ears. The powertrain is super torquey and super responsive; just a gentle dab on the throttle and the SUV just rockets ahead. You’ve to be very careful while driving around the city, especially in heavy, bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Models

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

2022 BMW X5 M50i 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

MSRP

$81390

$88690

$84095

$87500

Engine

6.2 liter, supercharged, V8

6.2 liter, supercharged, V8

4.4 liter, twin-turbo, V8

5 liter, supercharged, V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

710 @ 6100

707 @ 6000

523 @ 5500

518 @ 6000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

640 @ 4300

645 @ 4800

553 @ 1800

461 @ 2500

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.5

3.5

5.2

5.0

Quarter mile (seconds)

11.5

12

N/A

N/A

Top speed (MPH)

180

180

155

150

The 2022 Durango SRT Hellcat is the most powerful and fast SUV in the competition. It shares its powertrain with its Stellantis sibling, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk but the Jeep makes 3 horses less and is slower than the Dodge by half a second. The BMW and the Land Rover SUVs on the other hand make 523 and 518 horses respectively and are quite slower than the Dodge and Jeep SUVs. You do not often say that 500 horsepower is less but in this case, it certainly is.

How well does the 2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat handle?

Well, if you’re looking for an SUV that can deliver dynamic and crisp handling, well then you perhaps will be disappointed. This simply isn’t that kind of an SUV. Yes, it is unforgivingly fast but the handling package isn’t the most impressive. Dodge has developed adaptive dampers and tweaked the suspensions specifically for the SRT Hellcat and Dodge says that the suspension setup on the other Durango model simply could not handle that kind of power.

Even with specifically developed suspensions and a grippy set of Pirellis, the body still tends to roll a bit. Yes, it has better control than the other Durango models but we would have liked it more agile. The SUV grips onto the ground well but at times, you do feel like you’re losing a bit of grip. Nonetheless, it is an enthralling vehicle to drive and the sheer power and torque that it has on offer shall get you sold.

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Braking Performance

The Durango SRT Hellcat comes equipped with a large set of brakes that Dodge has built along with Brembo, again specifically for this one. The brakes have a very solid and aggressive bite on them and that’s necessary on such a powerful vehicle. Stopping 700 horses isn’t a simple task and the Durango travels about 165 feet before coming to a complete halt from 70 mph.

Models

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

2022 BMW X5 M50i 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

Brake rotors: Front (inches)

15.7

15.8

N/A

N/A

Brake rotors: Rear (inches)

13.8

13.8

N/A

N/A

Curb weight (lbs)

5710

5356

5260

5121

60-0 MPH (feet)

165 (70-0)

168 (70-0)

N/A

N/A

The Dodge and Jeep SUVs both come equipped with a similar set of Brembo brakes. But the Jeep posts a shorter stopping distance than the Dodge credit to its lower weight. The Jeep, on the other hand, comes with a 15.8 inches rotor in the front and 13.8 inches rotor in the rear. However, the brake specification and performance figures of the BMW X5 and Range Rover remain unstated.

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The Dodge Durango’s massive engine is a proper gas guzzler and chugs lots of fuel, without having any form of mercy for the environment and your pocket. In the city, it travels just 12 miles for every gallon of fuel that it chugs and on the highway, it can just go for 17 miles on a single gallon. It gets an EPA rating of 13 MPG. So, whether you’re driving around the city or hauling on the highway, you always need to keep an eye on the fuel indicator as the level goes down in no time.

Models

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

2022 BMW X5 M50i 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

MPG (City)

12

11

16

17

MPG (Highway)

17

17

22

22

MPG (Combined)

13

13

18

19

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

24.6

24.6

21.9

27.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined in miles)

295.2/418.2/319.8

270.6/418.2/319.8

350.4/481.8/394.2

467.5/605/522.5

The Dodge and the Jeep SUVs have the lowest fuel economy numbers in the competition. The Land Rover on the other hand has slightly better fuel economy numbers and posts 19 MPG combined. The BMW SUV on the other hand delivers 18 MPG combined. Fuel economy isn’t something you should look at when you’re shopping in this segment of cars.

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV Interior

9.0/10

The 2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat has a driver-focused cabin and everything revolves around the driver. The infotainment screen and the switchgear on the center console are slightly angled to the driver so that the driver has better accessibility. The SUV indeed gets a few sporty touches like Alcantara accents and red stitching all over the place. You cannot call the interior of the Durango plush and there indeed are a few cheap plastic bits but Dodge has tried to cover up the imperfections by offering some premium touches like Nappa leather upholstery and heated and ventilated front seats as standard.

At the front, you get very snug and heavily bolstered bucket seats. The seats are wrapped in premium Nappa leather and offer great support and hold you tight in place. On the second row, you have individual captain chairs and just the front seats, those are quite comfortable and snug as well. The third-row seats are pretty spacious as well and 2 adults can fit in quite comfortably. The passenger space on all the rows of seats is pretty decent and people of all shapes and sizes can fit in comfortably in the SUV.

There are a few storage spaces on the inside and Dodge has tried to make the SUV practical as well. For starters, there’s an average-sized glove box at the front along with cupholders in the center console and a deep storage bin below the front center armrest. There are large pockets on all 4 doors and you can store bottles, magazines, or some other stuff. Behind the third row, you get 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space but you can always expand it to 43.3 cubic feet by folding the third row down.

Models

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

2022 BMW X5 M50i 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

Seating capacity

6

5

5

5

Front row (Headroom/Shoulder room/ Legroom in inches)

39.9/58.5/40.3

39.9/58.7/40.3

40.7/60/39.8

38.7/60.7/39.5

Second row (Headroom/Shoulder room/ Legroom in inches)

39.8/57.7/38.6

39.2/58/38.6

38.7/58.1/37.4

39.1/59.5/37

Third row (Headroom/Shoulder room/ Legroom in inches)

37.8/50.4/33.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cargo capacity (cubic feet)

17.2

36.3

33.9

27.5

The Hellcat Durango’s interiors are not very luxurious or sporty but they’re just functional and fit perfectly to the nature of the car. If you want something more luxurious or opulent, then you may perhaps not like the Durango’s interior and then you may probably go for the X5 M50i or the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic. The Durango Hellcat gets some pretty cool and optional interior features as well, we’ve listed a few of them down below:

  • 12-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped, flat-bottom heated steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather Gear Shifter Material

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The Durango SRT Hellcat comes with Dodge’s UConnect 5 infotainment system. The system consists of a 10.1-inch touchscreen display and you can control all the functions and settings through this screen. The system is fairly intuitive and is simple to use. It comes with a 9-speaker Alpine audio system which is high quality. Surprisingly, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto get a miss. Other standard infotainment features include:

  • 506-watt, 9-speaker Alpine sound system
  • 10.1-inch infotainment system
  • HD radio
  • SiriusXM Satellite radio
  • Bluetooth smartphone integration

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV Exterior

9.0/10

The Hellcat Durango doesn’t look all that different from the regular Durango but there are a few subtle differences that would help you differentiate. First up, it’s the SRT badging on the blacked-out grille that’ll tell you that you’re not looking at an ordinary Durango. The front bumper is also tweaked slightly and the Hellcat’s bumper is slightly shaped like a front lip spoiler, Then there are those boomerang-shaped air vents in front of the wheels and they look cool. There’s a slightly off-set and rather large hood-scoop and it just provides the engine with more air apart from giving the SUV an aggressive aura.

On the side, there’s nothing all that interesting. You get large 20-inch machined alloy wheels with dark pockets along with red-colored Brembo brake calipers. The rear is interesting though; there’s that split taillight cluster along with a long light bar that runs across the SUV’s entire width. You also get real dual exhaust tips at the back and those again look cool. On the whole, the SUV has a pretty inconspicuous appearance, and only after you hear the loud exhaust, you realize that this isn’t yet another regular Durango.

Models

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

2022 BMW X5 M50i 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

Curb weight (lbs)

5710

5356

5260

5121

Length (inches)

200.8

189.3

194.3

192.1

Width (inches)

76.4

76.5

78.9

81.6

Height (inches)

69.8

67.9

68.7

71

Ground clearance (inches)

8

8.1

N/A

8.4

Wheelbase (inches)

119.8

114.8

117.1

115.1

The Durango and the Grand Cherokee share the same platform and hence look pretty similar. The BMW X5 M50i on the other hand is a handsome vehicle and has a lot of drama going around its design. The Range Rover Sport retains the old-school charm and looks pretty distinct and has a rugged yet upscale appearance. On the flip side, the Durango is the largest vehicle of the lot and it has a better presence on the road. The Range Rover has the largest ground clearance in the competition and that just gives it an extra bit of advantage while off-roading. Key exterior features in the 2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat are:

  • 20-inch machined alloy wheels with dark pockets
  • Pirelli all-season tires
  • Power-folding heated outside rearview mirrors
  • Lip spoiler
  • Powered liftgate
  • Auto on/off projector-beam LED headlights
  • LED brake lights

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV Safety

7.0/10

The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat hasn’t yet been rated by the NHTSA while it has been tested and rated by the IIHS. Safe to say, the Durango gets ‘4 star’ and an overall ‘good’ ratings in almost all the tests conducted by the NHTSA and IIHS. It doesn’t get all that many safety features though, which is a bummer because a powerful SUV like this one does need to be equipped with a good number of safety features. Nonetheless, we’ve listed a few standout safety features of the SUV below:

  • Side impact beams
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Driver knee airbag
  • ParkView backup camera
  • Blind-spot monitor

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV Competition

7.0/10

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the Durango Hellcat’s platform siblings and they share the same mechanicals and performance numbers. The only difference between them is that the Jeep just has 5 seats and is marketed as a slightly premium product and comes equipped with some more creature comfort features. The only reason to buy the Jeep over Dodge is if you badly need those extra sets of luxury features. If you need those 6/7 seats though, then the Dodge’s the one you should stick to.

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat vs. 2022 BMW X5 M50i

The Durango’s SRT Hellcat’s power and performance are no match to the X5 M50i’s. However, if you do not need those 700 horses but rather be sufficed with 500 and the tonne of luxury and creature comfort items that the Beemer comes with, then put your money on the BMW. The BMW is also a great handler and is a pretty exciting vehicle to drive. In our opinion, 700 hp for an SUV is overkill and the BMW X5 M50i is just a more sensible option and we’d put our money on the Beemer than on the Durango.

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat vs. 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

Again, the Range Rover isn’t as powerful or fast as the Durango Hellcat but then the Land Rover is more off-road capable and luxurious on the inside. Moreover, it’s a sane SUV that can go off-roading and also go quite fast on the track while keeping you pampered on the inside. The Range Rover Sport is a more balanced option. Even then, if you badly need the mad Durango package, then you may put your money on it.

2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV Final Verdict

The 2022 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is an insane machine. It has crazy power and performance numbers, poor fuel economy, decent interiors, and low safety features. Yes, the performance and power all sound and look fascinating but you have to think rationally and ask yourself whether all that power is of any practical use. Well, in our honest opinion, that kind of power is unnecessary for a full-size SUV and so we think that the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat does not attract us all that much. We’d instead put our money on the BMW or the Range Rover Sport and that would just fetch a practical and sensible package but if you're someone who is addicted to power, then the Dodge Durango is a better pick here.

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